A few weeks ago DD had a horrible vomiting bug that the majority of ended up on our living room carpet! I scrubbed the carpet with soapy water and put bicarb of soda down, all was well. I decided to borrow my sisters carpet shampooer to give it a freshen up while I have a few days to myself... oh god i’ve disturbed the smell! It absolutely stinks of vomit and nothing i’m trying is getting rid of it! Any advice guys? How do I get rid of it!
I’m not too sure, it brought the rest of the carpet up lovely and gave it a fresh smell. Just that patch that I disturbed. It doesn’t seem as bad today, but I am routinely spraying my DIY febreeze on the nets and curtains
Those machines tend to leave some water in the carpets, this will have given a “fresh” lease of life to the previously dry vomit.
Make up a mix of water and vinegar and saturate the spot where the vomit is. Let it sit for an hour then get some dry towels and stomp on them on the spot to get as much moisture out as possible. Really stomp and change for a dry towel once one is damp. When it’s as dry as you can get it sprinkle a load of bicarb on it and work it in really well with a brush or cloth. Leave it over night and then hoover. Have a good whiff and see if you need to repeat the process.
White vinegar/water soak followed by a mixture of zoflora and bicarb into a paste texture, spread it over the area, leave for 30 mins then hoover it up. Then spray 1001 (Thai orchid and passion fruit is amazing) for a nice smell :-)